Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Memorial Day To Remember

We decided to go hiking on Memorial Day, but the weather man said that it was supposed to rain in the morning and then again in the afternoon. So we decided to go to the children's museum in Salt Lake City. Then at last minute because the weather was nice out at the moment we changed our minds again and decided to go to This Is The Place Heritage park. It is basically an old pioneer town where you can go into old houses, stores and other buildings. Kind of like a Fort Mackinac type of thing. Anyway, it was very cool! We rode a "train" up to the "town"; Avery pet lots of baby animals; she played in a "mini" village with about six different playhouses; she also played in a manmade stream; and she took a "mini" train around a pond with mom. We all had a
great time, and the weather ended up being beautiful for the entire day so we could have gone hiking. Oh well, we had fun anyway!

Playing "house"

Playing in the stream

Uh oh, Steve died...

Uh oh, Heather died...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wet n' Wild!

On Sunday we thought it would be fun to play with Avery in her pool since it was so nice outside! Unfortunately, she was not interested in being in the pool. Steve turned the sprinklers on in the backyard and she had a blast with that instead. She played in the sprinklers until her lips turned purple at which we decided it was time to go inside. Avery definitely disagreed, but was happy to play in the tub instead. I got some great video of her playing in the sprinklers, sorry it's kind of long!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Potty Time!!!

We decided to get Avery a potty because twice while giving her a bath she's had to go #2. The first time it ended up on the floor and the second time in the tub. I figure I don't want her going in either of those places and she's scared to death of the big toilet so we thought maybe a froggy potty would help. So far she hasn't had to go during bath time so we'll just have to wait and see how she does. She hasn't done anything in the potty, but as you can tell she at least likes sitting on it backwards to watch tv and the bowl makes a great hat. We aren't full on potty training her yet, but just trying to get her comfortable with the potty, which she seems to be.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mommy's Day!!!

I hope everyone had a great mother's day today! My mother's day was kind of relaxing which is the best kind of day to have when you're a mom! Steve let me sleep in this morning and made french toast for breakfast. He also bathed and got Avery ready for church for me. He also brought in some beautiful lilacs and tulips from our backyard. Then he fired up the grill and made a good dinner for all of us. Next weekend he's going to take care of Avery all day one day so I can go out shopping for myself. I don't do that very often I always seem to find something for Avery instead of myself. Not a very busy mother's day, but it certainly was a nice one!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Avery Meets Elmo!!!

A local gym for kids had an open house today so Avery and I went along with my friend Heather and her 1 1/2 year old daughter Olivia and baby Sawyer. Avery and her friend Olivia had a great time just running around the gym, climbing on stuff and dancing during music time. But the best part was when Elmo showed up! The instant Avery saw him she was in awe and she loved him! She would not stop giving him hugs! It was the cutest thing I have ever seen! Unfortunately her friend Olivia ended up being scared of Elmo even though she is an avid Elmo fan. Oh well, what can you do? After and hour of playing in the gym and time with Elmo it was time to say goodbye. Avery did good she even waved goodbye to him. I would say that today was a day well done. All in a day's work right?